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Race to the Top/School Improvement Grants

How are schools using the money?

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Educator Pay-for-Performance Helps Improve Student Achievement

Performance-based bonuses within TIF program drive small, positive impacts in reading.

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Results from a Five-Year Study
New report highlights key findings. Read more
Rigorous Study Looks at Reading and Math Achievement
What Was the Impact of Replacing Principals?
A Look at 30 Programs

Similar retention rates for TRP novices and peers from other programs

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The Equity Project

Does paying teachers $125,000 produce better results?

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A high-quality education is critical to the future of our nation's children and our country's economic success, but many lack access to effective teachers and schools. Mathematica studies public and private efforts to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of our workforce. Our work helps advance the science of education research and further discourse about education reform.

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According to our study of the Talent Transfer Initiative,
a $20,000 incentive for high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools

helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.